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OSHA, EPA and DOI Increase Maximum Civil Penalties

Summary: This summer, many federal agencies increased civil monetary penalties as much as 150 percent in response to new legislation mandating that federal agencies "catch up" with inflation and remedy past government failures to adopt periodic penalty increases. Interested parties should be aware of these higher penalties, when they take effect, and whether there is still time to comment. Read More ›

Oklahoma Supreme Court Finds Comprehensive Tort Reform Law Unconstitutional

To the chagrin of tort reform advocates, the Oklahoma Supreme Court found, by a 7-2 majority, a comprehensive tort reform law unconstitutional on the grounds that the 90-section law violated the state single-subject rule, which prevents the legislature from crafting “veto-proof” bills that combine unrelated subjects. Douglas v. Cox Retirement Properties, Inc., No. 110270 (Okla. June 4, 2013), available at http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/deliverdocument.asp?citeid=469532. Read More ›